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[image]Manaus, Brazil: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The above image was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emissions and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) aboard NASA?s terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite and shows the junctions of the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers in Manus, Brazil. The Rio Negro flows 2300 kilometers (1400 miles) from Colombia to Brazil and appears dark blue in the image. The river gets its color from the high levels of tannin in the water...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Amazonas; Where -- Brazil; Where -- Colombia
Downloads: 23
[image]Peppin Fire Burn Scar: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
A huge swath of forest in the El Capitan Mountains in New Mexico has been scorched by the lightning-caused Peppin Fire since it began on May 15, 2004. As of June 4, 2004, the National Incident Coordination Center estimated that the blaze burned roughly 44,500 acres, and was about 45 percent contained. This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov (ASTER) shows the fire on May 29, during a relative lull in activity brought by more moderat...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- New Mexico
Downloads: 22
[image]East Fork Fire Burn Scar: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
By April 18, 2004, the East Fork Fire in the Apalachicola National Forest in western Florida was about 90 percent contained. Reports from the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service's Southern Area Coordination Center list the cause of the fire as arson. The fire broke out on April 4, 2004, and by April 11, it had affected 14,600 acres. By April 18, the SACC reported the size as 26,279 acres...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Florida; Where -- Gulf of Mexico
Downloads: 16
[image]Argyle Diamond Mine, Australia : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The Argyle open-pit diamond mine, located in the Kimberley region in the far northeast of Western Australia, is the world's largest single producer of diamonds. The region is remote, rugged and hot, with temperatures of over 40 degrees C during the wet season from October to March. The discovery of the Argyle orebody marked the first time that a commercial diamond occurrence had been identified in lamproite rocks, instead of www.amnh.org/exhibitions/diamonds/kimberlite.html kimberlite...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Australia
Downloads: 24
[image]Long Dormant Volcano Shows Signs of Life: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The Chiliques volcano, which sits in northern Chile and hasn't erupted in at least 10,000 years, is now showing signs of life. This pair of images from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) shows the volcano in visible and near-infrared light (top) and thermal infrared (lower). Hot spots can be seen in the thermal infrared image. They are caused by magma just under the surface of the volcano...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Crater; Where -- Chile; Where -- Washington; Where -- Philippines
Downloads: 21
[image]Dagze Co, Tibet: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Dagze Co (Lake) is one of many inland lakes in Tibet, with a present area of 260 km2 (100 square miles). In glacial times, the region was considerably wetter, and lakes were correspondingly much larger. Changes in climate have resulted in greater aridity on the Tibetan Plateau. The numerous concentric rings that circle the lake are fossil shorelines, and attest to the historical presence of a larger, deeper lake...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra
Downloads: 16
[image]New York City: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov ASTER Science Team
This false-color satellite image shows greater New York City. The Island of Manhattan is jutting southward from top center, bordered by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east. (North is straight up in this scene.) In the middle of Manhattan, Central Park appears as a long green rectangle running roughly north-south with a large lake in the middle. Also visible are parts of Staten Island (bottom left corner) and Long Island (lower right)...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- New York City; Where -- The Settlement; Where -- New York; Where -- Amsterdam; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 20
[image]Tarpum Bay, Bahamas: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
In this Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image the features that look like folded material are calcium carbonate (a mineral composed of calcium, carbon, and oxygen) sand dunes in the shallow waters of Tarpum Bay, southwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. The sand making up the dunes comes from the erosion of limestone coral reefs, and has been shaped into dunes by ocean currents...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Bahamas
Downloads: 17
[image]Smoke Blankets Baghdad: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This dramatic image of black smoke plumes over Iraq's capitol city of Baghdad was acquired the morning of March 31, 2003, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's www.terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. The plumes, which originate along major roads and canals, are believed to be burning pools of oil from pipelines. The smoke blankets large sections of the city and creates an environmental health hazard for residents of the city and surro...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Cancer; Where -- Baghdad; Where -- Kuwait; Where -- Persian Gulf
Downloads: 20
[image]Great Wall of China : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sub-image covers a 12 x 12 km (7.5 x 7.5 miles) area in Northern Shanxi Province, China, and was acquired January 9, 2001. The low sun angle, and light snow cover highlight a section of the Great Wall, visible as a black line running diagonally through the image from lower left to upper right. The Great Wall is more than 2000 years old and was built over a period of 1000 years...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Sun; Where -- China; Where -- Korea
Downloads: 17
[image]The Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Located near the east coast of Italy's province of Sicily, Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano and is one of the world's largest continental volcanoes, standing about 3,350 m (10,991 feet) tall. Mount Etna has a broad base (or shield) spanning roughly 60 by 40 km (36 by 24 miles) and reaching an altitude of about 2,900 m (9,500 feet). The remaining 400 m (1,200 feet) at its top is a stratovolcano made from several vents that have coalesced...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra
Downloads: 7
[image]Boston, Massachusetts: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The city of Boston has grown dramatically since its settlement in the 17th century. As seen in this map drawn in 1838, downtown Boston was a peninsula surrounded by several large islands and headlands along the Charles River. During the past 170 years, much of Boston Harbor and the mouth of the Charles River were filled in to create buildable land. The ASTER simulated natural color image depicts a large metropolis where land area dominates water...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; Where -- Boston; Where -- Massachusetts
Downloads: 18
[image]Sharm El Sheik, Egypt : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA GSFC, MITI, ERSDAC, JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The Red Sea golf resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, where President Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, stands out against the desert landscape in this image acquired on August 25, 2000. This image of the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula shows an area about 30 by 30 kilometers (19 by 19 miles) in the visible and near infrared wavelength region...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Earth; What -- Terra; What -- STEREO; Where -- Red Sea; Where -- Egypt
Downloads: 13
[image]Escondida Mine, Chile : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team.

Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Chile
Downloads: 10
[image]High Resolution View of Pine Island Glacier : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team.
This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image was acquired on December 1, 2000. Pine Island Glacier has undergone a steady loss of elevation with retreat of the grounding line (the region where the ice sheet loses contact with the ground and begins to float as an ice shelf) in recent decades. Now, space imagery has revealed a wide new crack. In late 2000, Glaciologist Robert Bindschadler of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center predicted that this crack would res...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- High Resolution Imager; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 9
[image]Iran's Salt Glaciers: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
In southern Iran, the collision between the Asian landmass and the Arabian platform has folded rocks and pushed up the rugged Zagros Mountains. In places, underlying deposits of salt have ascended in fluid-like plumes. Some of these plumes have pushed through the rock above, like toothpaste from a tube, and they are now visible as darkish irregular patches. This image shows a few of over 200 similar features -- called diapirs, or salt plugs -- that are scattered about this part of the Zagros Mou...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; Where -- Iran
Downloads: 27
[image]Santorini Volcano, Greece : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This image of Santorini Volcano in the Aegean Sea was taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), flying aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra spacecraft. The image was taken on November 21, 2000, and covers an area of 18 by 18 km. The eruption of Santorini in 1650 B.C. was one of the largest in the last 10,000 years. About 30 cubic kilometers of magma was erupted, forming a cloud of volcanic ash and rock (called a plinian column) 36 km high...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Crater; Where -- Aegean Sea; Where -- Greece
Downloads: 21
[image]Kansai Airport: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the world's first ocean airport, built on a landfill island in Osaka Bay, Japan. Opened in 1994, KIX was a modern engineering marvel, built entirely as an artificial island. Because the site is built upon compacted fill, it suffers from subsidence, sinking 2-4 centimeters per year. The Kansai terminal is 1.7 kilometers long, and was designed by world-famous architect Renzo Piano...
Keywords: What -- MARVEL; What -- ASTER; Where -- Japan
Downloads: 17
[image]3-D View of Grand Canyon : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features. Carved primarily by the Colorado River over the past six million years, the canyon sports vertical drops of 5,000 feet and spans a 277-mile-long stretch of Arizona desert. The strata along the steep walls of the canyon form a record of geologic time from the Paleozoic Era (250 million years ago) to the Precambrian (1.7 billion years ago)...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Colorado; Where -- Arizona
Downloads: 23
[image]Anchorage and Cook Inlet, Alaska : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Anchorage and Cook Inlet, Alaska, are seen in this 30 by 30 km (19 by 19 miles) sub-image, acquired May 12, 2000, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). Orbiting at an altitude of 705 km (430 miles) on board NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite, ASTER provides data at a resolution of 15 m (47 feet) and allows creation of this simulated natural color image. There are dark green coniferous forests in the northwest (upper left) part of the image...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- STEREO; Where -- Alaska
Downloads: 20
[image]Glacial Collapse Threatens Huaraz, Peru: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
A chunk of glacier was threatening to fall into an Andean lake and cause major flooding in a Peruvian city of 60,000. A fissure has appeared in the glacier that feeds the Lake Palcacocha near the city of Huaraz, 270 km north of Lima. If the piece breaks off, ensuing floods would take 15 minutes to reach the city. In 1941, the lake overflowed and caused massive destruction, killing 7,000 people. The city can be seen in the left-center part of the image...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Lima; Where -- Peru
Downloads: 17
[image]Registan Dunes: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
In southern Afghanistan, shifting sand dunes flow across the huge, sandy desert known as the Registan. When the winds constantly blow from the same direction over relatively flat terrain with a small to moderate amount of sand, the sand will pile up in crescent-moon shaped dunes, whose thin tips point in the direction of the wind flow. Called barchan dunes, these dunes will migrate across the desert surface as sand grains on the crest of the dune are toppled by the wind and spill down the leewar...
Keywords: What -- Moon; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Afghanistan; Where -- New Mexico
Downloads: 20
[image]3D View of Athens: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The 2004 Athens Olympics head into their second week this evening, August 20, 2004. For the next nine days, the emphasis shifts from sports like swimming and gymnastics to track & field and the elimination rounds of team sports. Athens, in southeastern Greece, is the capital and largest city in the country. Situated on the Attic plain, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and is served by the port of Piraeus 8 km to the southwest...
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Athens; Where -- Greece
Downloads: 26
[image]Okanagan Fire, British Columbia: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
About 50 miles north of the Washington (U.S.)-British Columbia (Canada) international line, a devastating wildfire has been burning in the Okanagan Mountain Park for several weeks. Tens of thousands of people have been on and off evacuation alert during that time, as the fire flares and subsides in response to varying terrain and weather conditions. As of September 5, 2003, nearly 3200 people in the southeastern part of the city of Kelowna were ordered from their homes as the 23,000-hectare (~57...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Washington; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 13
[image]Terra Images Confirm New York Drought: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Whether you look at the glass as half empty or half full, reservoirs at 52 percent of capacity for a major metropolitan area spell trouble. On March 26, 2002, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared a drought emergency for the city and four upstate counties in response to the worst drought to hit the eastern United States in nearly 70 years. Restrictions on water use will affect more than 8 million residents of New York...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- New York City; Where -- United States of America; Where -- New York
Downloads: 22
[image]Egmont National Park : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Egmont National Park, in New Zealand, is dominated by the dormant volcano of Mt. Taranaki. Since the area has a high rainfall rate and mild coastal climate there is a lush rainforest covering the foothills, changing to subalpine and alpine shrublands at high elevations, which are in stark contrast to the surrounding pasture farmlands. Mt. Taranaki was first named Mt. Egmont by Captain Cook. This eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/3000/3881/egmont_ast_2001086_lrg.jpg full-resolution simul...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- New Zealand
Downloads: 16
[image]Clearcuts in Oregon : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov ASTER Science Team
This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sub-scene was acquired on May 20, 2000 and shows an area along the west side of the Cascade Range in west central Oregon. (the Images/aster_oregon_forest_lrg.jpg full image measures 39 by 47 km) Bands 4 (shortwave infrared), 3 (near infrared), and 2 (red) were combined as red, green, and blue. In this composite, snow appears blue, forests are green, and clear-cut areas are orange-pink...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Oregon
Downloads: 13
[image]London, England: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
For almost 2,000 years, the River Thames has served as the life force of London, capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's most famous cities. In AD 43 the Romans established the trading settlement of Londinium at a favorable crossing point on the river. The Romans remained until the 5th century, when the city came under Saxon control. The early 17th century saw enormous growth, but the deadly plague of 1664 and 1665 ravaged the population, and in the following year the Great Fire, wh...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- London; Where -- United Kingdom
Downloads: 34
[image]Colorado River Delta : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Not more than 80 years ago the mighty Colorado River flowed unhindered from northern Colorado through Utah, the Grand Canyon, Arizona, and Mexico before pouring out into the Gulf of California. But as one can see in this image of the Colorado River Delta taken on September 8, 2000, by the Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), flying aboard the terra.nasa.gov/'' target=''outlink Terra spacecraft, irrigation and urban sprawl now prevent the river from reaching its final de...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Colorado; Where -- Utah; Where -- Arizona; Where -- Gulf of California; Where -- California
Downloads: 15
[image]Washington, DC : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Citizens of the United States vote today (November 7, 2000) to determine who will be the next president and vice president of the country, as well as who will fill a number of congressional and senate seats that are up for election. This image of the U.S. capital city--Washington, D.C.--was acquired on June 1 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), a Japanese sensor flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Washington
Downloads: 18
[image]Coal Mines in Germany : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This simulated natural color scene shows a 30 by 36 km (19 by 22 miles) region in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia (located in midwestern Germany). The myriad rectangular patches are agricultural fields; light green hues show where crops are growing and grey hues show bare soil. Darker green hues show forested areas. The various blue-grey clusters of pixels seemingly linked together by dark thin lines are towns and villages connected by roads...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Germany
Downloads: 17
[image]Palm Springs, California : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image shows the cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert, California, located 160 km east of Los Angeles. The scene is 22 km wide by 24 km high, and was acquired on May 10, 2000. The false-color image combines near-infrared, red, and green wavelengths of light, resulting in vegetation that appears red, while bare ground is represented by varying shades of blue-green...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- California; Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- Douglas; Where -- New Mexico
Downloads: 19
[image]Death Valley : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Since different materials reflect and emit energy in different ways, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), with its multi-spectral infrared channels, can provide detailed information about the composition of Earth's surface. In this 3-D perspective view looking north over Death Valley, California, ASTER's bands 13 (10.6microns), 12 (9.1microns), and 10 (8.3microns) are displayed in red, green and blue respectively...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- California
Downloads: 17
[image]Center-Pivot Irrigation in Railroad Valley, NV : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
These Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) images cover an area of 8 x 4 km in Railroad Valley, NV, and were acquired August 17, 2001. The top image shows center-pivot irrigated fields, with healthy vegetation in red. The middle image displays the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a calculated quantity that portrays the amount of vegetation. (To learn more about NDVI, read: ../Features/MeasuringVegetation/ Measuring Vegetation ) The color code shows...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER
Downloads: 25
[image]Las Vegas, Nevada: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This image of Las Vegas, Nevada, was acquired on August, 2000, and covers an area 42 km (25 miles) wide and 30 km (18 miles) long. The image displays three bands of the reflected visible and infrared wavelength region, with a spatial resolution of 15 meters. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the northeast are the two major airports visible. Golf courses appear as bright red meanders of grass-covered land...
Keywords: What -- Launch Abort System (LAS); Where -- Nevada
Downloads: 15
[image]Patagonian Glacier : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS,and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
This image of a Patagonian glacier was aqcuired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on May 2, 2000. Patagonia is a mountainous region spanning the border between Chile and Argentina near the southern tip of South America. The image covers an area of 36 x 30 km--the /images/imagerecords/1000/1076/aster_patagonia_glacier_lrg.jpg full-size image has a resolution of 15 meters per pixel...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Chile; Where -- Argentina
Downloads: 12
[image]Berlin: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Inhabited since medieval times, the city of Berlin grew up out of settlements along the Spree River in a region of Europe long known as ''the Mark of Brandenburg.'' From its first recorded settlements in 1237, Berlin has grown into the capital and biggest city of Germany. It has a population of about 3.5 million and extends over 889 square kilometers. The Spree River runs horizontally through the center part of the scene...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; Where -- Berlin; Where -- Germany
Downloads: 30
[image]Earthquake Region, India : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
People all across India, Pakistan, and Nepal were jolted awake this morning as a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the state of Gujerat in India, killing at least 1,789 people and toppling hundreds of buildings. According to a CNN report, while most of the damage occurred in town of Ahmedabad, the epicenter was located near the town of Bhuj, some 249 miles (400 kilometers) away. This image, acquired by the high resolution Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) flyin...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- Pakistan; Where -- Nepal; Where -- Ahmedabad; Where -- Turkey; Where -- California
Downloads: 24
[image]Great Dyke, Zimbabwe: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The Great Dyke in the southern Zimbabwe Craton is one of the most remarkable rock formations in the world. A ''craton'' is a term geologists use to describe Earth's oldest continental regions. These thick and very hard layers of rock are more than 2 billion years old, and form the cores of most of Earth's continents. Over the millennia, the cratons comprising Earth's landscapes were transported, twisted, folded, eroded, and split by the tremendous geological forces continually reshaping our worl...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Zimbabwe
Downloads: 40
[image]Niagara Falls: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The Niagara River (a Native American word for ''at the neck''), linking Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, flows around Goat Island, and then plummets over Horseshoe and American Falls, better known as Niagara Falls. The port city of Buffalo, New York is located at the northeast corner of Lake Erie where the river first leaves the lake. The image also includes the infamous Love Canal. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as a result of chemical wastes having been dumped in the area of the Love Canal from...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- New York
Downloads: 19
[image]Isla Fernandina, Galapagos: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
A fringe of brilliant green vegetation encircles the crater of the volcano in the center of Isla Fernandina, one of the Galapagos Islands, in this Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image. Fernandina is the westernmost of the larger islands in the archipelago. In total there are 50 islands of various sizes scattered over an area of about 4,500 square kilometers in the Pacific Ocean...
Keywords: What -- Crater; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Ecuador
Downloads: 24
[image]Venice, Italy: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The city of canals, Venice stretches out across numerous small islands in a marshy lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and Piave (north) Rivers. This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer on the Terra satellite shows the watery city in spectacular detail, using false-color image enhancements that bring out the details of water and vegetation...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- Terra; What -- ASTER; Where -- Adriatic Sea; Where -- Italy
Downloads: 29
[image]Three Gorges Dam, China: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
The above image shows a 60-kilometer stretch of the Yangtze River in China. In the image, one can see the Xiling Gorge, which is the easternmost of the three big gorges along the Yangtze. The construction site of the Three Gorges Dam, slated to be the world's largest, sits on the left-hand side of the image along the big bend in the river. The dam is being built in part to control flooding along the Yangtze...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- China
Downloads: 22
[image]Iguacu Falls and Itapu Reservoir: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/4000/4060/iguazu_ast_200108_lrg.jpg 2001 (ASTER) (6.8 MB JPEG) Iguacu Falls is one of the wonders of the world. After flowing westward through southern Brazil, the Iguacu River crashes over the rim of the Parana Plateau in a broad crescent interlaced with tree-covered islets (see large image for details). Some of the falls plunge hundreds of feet straight down to the valley below, while others cascade down in a series of smaller steps...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; What -- Landsat; What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- Terra; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Brazil; Where -- Argentina; Where -- Paraguay
Downloads: 22
[image]Deforestation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
These images from 1986 and 2001 are for an area of tropical dry forest lying east of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Since the mid-1980s, the resettlement of people from the Altiplano (the Andean high plains) and a large agricultural development effort (the Tierras Baja project) has lead to this area's deforestation. Soybean production began in earnest in the early 1970s following a substantial increase in the crop's world price...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; What -- ASTER; What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Santa Cruz; Where -- Bolivia
Downloads: 23
[image]3D View of Mt. Ararat: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Mount Ararat is located in extreme northeast Turkey, close to the borders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran. Ararat consists of two volcanic peaks: Big Ararat (5,137 m) and Little Ararat (3,914m). No eruptions of Mt. Ararat have ever been recorded, but the mountain is likely to have erupted within the past 10,000 years. Located far from any plate boundaries, the underlying cause of volcanism at Mt. Ararat is not well understood...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Landsat; Where -- Turkey; Where -- Armenia; Where -- Azerbaijan; Where -- Iran
Downloads: 59
[image]Bilbao, Spain : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Bilbao, capital of Provincia de Vizcaya in northern Spain, consists of old and new sections connected by several bridges spanning the Rio Nervion. The old part of the city occupies the east bank of the river, and its modern offshoot, dating from the late 19th century, sits opposite. In 1983 a flood severely damaged the old section of Bilbao, but it has since been restored. One of the major industrial centers of Spain, Bilbao lies within a large iron ore mining region, near the Bay of Biscay...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Spain
Downloads: 20
[image]Malta: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Malta, an independent republic, consists of a small group of islands -- Malta, Gozo, Kemmuna, Kemmunett, and Filfla -- located in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, with a total area of 316 square kilometers. The capital and leading port of the country is Valletta, which appears as a gray patch around the two deep inlets on Malta's northern coastline. About 400,000 people live on this island nation...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Malta; Where -- Mediterranean Sea; Where -- Valletta; Where -- Rome; Where -- Jerusalem; Where -- France
Downloads: 42
[image]Arno Atoll: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Arno Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, is located to the east of Micronesia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Marshall Islands are made only of coral reefs, similar to the adjacent countries such as Tuvalu and the Republic of Kiribati. The islands consist of the Ratak Islands (sunrise in Marshallese), and the Ralik Islands (sunset in Marshallese). After almost four decades under United States administration as the easternmost part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific...
Keywords: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer; What -- ASTER; Where -- Marshall Islands; Where -- Micronesia; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Tuvalu; Where -- Kiribati; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Majuro
Downloads: 27
[image]High Dunes in the Namib Desert: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/ ASTER Science Team
Namib-Naukluft National Park is an ecological preserve in the Namib Desert in southwest Africa, thought to be Earth's oldest desert. The park is the largest game park in Africa, and a surprising collection of creatures manages to survive in the hyper-arid region, including snakes, geckos, unusual insects, hyenas, and jackals. More moisture comes in as a fog off the Atlantic Ocean than falls as rain, with the average 63 millimeters of rainfall per year concentrated in the months of February and A...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 24
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